- The network expansion is reaching a total of 209 cities and communities
Deutsche Telekom's vectoring upgrades are continuing with vigor in 2018: as of today, almost 200,000 more households in 209 cities and communities can now connect to the Internet with up to 100 Mbps (and a minimum of 50 Mbps) download and 40 Mbps upload. These include Bochum-Wattenscheid, with 13,300 households, Langen (Hessen) with 3,900 households, Lemgo with 3,500 households, Leonberg with 7,500 households, and Paderborn with 12,200 households. Deutsche Telekom's goal is to supply as many people as possible with fast Internet lines – in both cities and rural areas. "We aren't only building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centers; our network also extends to the countryside. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion," says Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. "Some of our upgrade projects serve tens of thousands of households, while others serve just a handful. For us, every line counts. Whether they are in big cities like Berlin, Erfurt or Nuremberg, or in small towns like Hirschaid, Kranenburg or Stutensee." No other company is investing as much in broadband expansion in rural areas as Deutsche Telekom.
The cities now receiving vectoring-based accesses are as follows:
Achterwehr, Albstadt-Tailfingen, Altena, Altenberg, Alzenau in Unterfranken, Anklam, Arnsberg, Aulendorf, Bad Berleburg, Bad Brückenau, Bad Waldsee, Bad Wimpfen, Baiersbronn, Bargteheide, Bendorf, Berchtesgaden, Berlin, Bisingen, Bitterfeld, Blaustein, Böblingen, Bochum-Wattenscheid, Bonndorf, Borna Stadt, Brandenburg an der Havel, Breckerfeld, Breisach, Bruchmühlen, Chemnitz, Daun, Delbrück, Delitzsch, Dierdorf, Dillingen, Dingolfing, Dippoldiswalde, Eisenhüttenstadt, Eisfeld, Ellwangen, Empfingen, Engen, Ennigerloh, Eppingen, Erbenhausen, Erfurt, Erolzheim, Falkenstein, Freiburg, Freilassing, Freudenstadt, Friedrichshafen, Gaimersheim, Geislingen, Gerstetten, Gerstungen, Gevelsberg, Gilching, Gräfenroda, Greven, Großröhrsdorf, Hagen, Hagenow, Hamburg, Haslach, Haßloch, Heidenau, Hermeskeil, Herten, Hettstedt, Heusenstamm, Hirschaid, Höchstadt, Hofbieber, Hofgeismar, Hohberg, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Homberg, Hövelhof, Hückelhoven, Iserlohn-Letmathe, Jüchen, Kitzingen, Klingenthal, Königsee, Kranenburg, Kreischa, Krumbach, Kühlungsborn, Kürten-Dürscheid, Kyritz, Lamspringe, Langebrück, Langen (Hessen), Langenau, Langenweddingen, Langwedel, Laufen, Lauterbach, Lemgo, Leonberg, Leutershausen, Leutkirch, Lichtenfels-Goddelsheim, Linz am Rhein, Löbau, Luckenwalde, Lüdinghausen, Mainburg, March, Markt Schwaben, Marktoberdorf, Marsberg, Martinstein, Meerbusch, Mengen, Merzig-Silwingen, Michendorf, Mieste, Mitterteich, Müllheim, Munderkingen, Münster-Roxel, Mutterstadt, Nahe, Neckargemünd, Neuenkirchen, Neuhofen, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Neustadt in Sachsen, Neustrelitz, Niederreifenberg, Nördlingen, Nottuln, Nuremberg, Oberaudorf, Oberhaid, Oelsnitz Erzgeb, Osterhofen, Paderborn, Pasewalk, Pfalzgrafenweiler, Pfullendorf, Pirna, Plattling, Prien, Radeberg, Rehau, Remseck, Rengsdorf, Rheinberg-Orsoy, Riedlingen, Rödermark, Rodgau, Rötha, Rottenburg, Rottendorf, Rüdesheim, Saarburg, Schelklingen, Schmallenberg-Fredeburg, Schöppingen, Schwabmünchen, Schwaigern, Schwalmstadt, Schwelm, Sebnitz, Sonnenbühl, Sonthofen, Sprockhövel-Haßlinghausen, Steinheim, Stephanskirchen, Stotternheim, Straelen-Herongen, Stutensee, Südharz-Hayn, Südlohn, Tangerhütte, Tauberbischofsheim, Taucha, Taufkirchen, Tettnang, Tharandt, Tirschenreuth, Tuttlingen, Uedem, Velbert-Neviges, Vieselbach, Vogtsburg, Wadersloh, Waldkirch, Waldsassen, Waldshut, Wallhausen, Warburg, Wassenberg, Weeze, Wehlen, Weilheim, Wendlingen, Wermelskirchen, Wernigerode, Witten, Wolfach, Wolfratshausen, Wolnzach, Wörth, Xanten-Marienbaum and Zeltingen-Rachtig.
How the fast network is getting to subscribers' homes
The copper lines running between local exchanges and street cabinets are being replaced with fiber-optic cables (FTTC = fiber to the cabinet), which can support considerably higher transmission speeds. The existing distribution cabinets – those large, gray roadside boxes – are being converted into multi-function cabinets, which are veritable mini-exchanges. In the multi-function cabinets, the light signal coming from the fiber-optic line is converted into an electrical signal, and then fed into the existing copper cable leading to the subscriber's access. Vectoring technology is used in order to make that copper-cable connection fast. By reducing electromagnetic interference ("crosstalk") in lines, vectoring is able to boost bandwidth significantly. As of the second half of 2018, "super-vectoring" will then be used, and this will enable bandwidths of up to 250 Mbit/s.
Customers can find additional information about the upgrade status in their respective regions under www.telekom.de/schneller. Customers can also sign up here to be notified automatically as soon as higher speeds are available where they live.
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